Frosted Carrot Cake Cookies


Nothing says Easter more than carrot cake! These carrot cake cookies are loaded up with all your favorite flavors of carrot cake in a soft, chewy cookie topped with a dreamy cream cheese frosting.

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Meet the Chef: Sarah Crawford

Meet Sarah, the self-taught cook and photographer behind bromabakery! She loves whipping up classic baked goods like her mom's famous chocolate chip cookies and her Better Than Boxed Brownies.

12 cookies
For the cookies
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter
  • ½ cup Domino® Golden Sugar
  • ½ cup Domino® Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk Large Eggs
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ½ cup Carrots, grated
  • ⅓ cup Raisins
For the frosting
  • ¼ cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 2 cups Domino® Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

Step 1 
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.  In a large mixing bowl with a paddle attachment beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about two minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.

Step 2
In a separate bowl sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until just combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and remove the bowl from the mixer.

Step 3
Fold in the carrots and raisins until fully incorporated. Using a 1.5 ounce cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes or until the edges are light golden brown and set, but the centers are still a little gooey.

Step 4
To make the frosting, place the butter and cream cheese in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Whip the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add in the vanilla extract, salt, and powdered sugar and whip to combine, about 2 minutes more.
Step 5
Transfer the frosting to a piping bag and snip off the end to make a large hole. Pipe frosting over the top of each cookie and sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired. Enjoy!

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